We anchored “Wind Dust” off New Plymouth and ran the dinghy into Black Sound to check out the marina and the channel depths. We saw our friends on “Casual Class” and “DayO” and arranged to meet them at Pineapples bar and restaurant. Now Lavonne at Pineapples bar knows how to make a drink and she made us several while we were BS’n with our friends Stew and Diana (s/v Casual Class), Walt and Maggie (Day’O).
Friday at high tide we transited the entrance channel to Black Sound and made our way to the tee dock at Black Sound Marina. Black Sound Marina is owned by Roy Boles and Roy makes everyone feel right at home. What a great Marina and place to meet great people. We spent several days at Black Sound and enjoyed the Island Roots Heritage Festival and dinner with our friends before preparing to head back to the states.